Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship

The Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship provides funds to support postgraduate research into gender equity.

The scholarship commemorates Dr Clare Burton, a leading researcher, public sector administrator, academic, consultant and writer on employment equity.

It was established by the five universities of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN): Curtin University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia and University of Technology, Sydney.

The Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship is open to students enrolled or intending to enrol in an ATN University, in either a postgraduate coursework or research degree program where the major piece of work focuses on gender equity.

Value and duration

The successful applicant will receive $10,000 research funding along with individual support and mentoring related to their current research and future careers. The stipend is available for a period of 12 to 18 months, and is open to both full-time and part-time students.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian resident
  • ensure that your major piece of work focuses on gender equity
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol in a postgraduate coursework or research degree in an ATN University.

Selection criteria

The primary criteria for considering applications are:

  • the quality of the research proposal
  • the capability of the researcher.

Other considerations may include:

  • the applicant's financial need
  • lack of previous access to research opportunities
  • being from an under-represented group within higher education research.

The submitted application will be the major consideration for the selection committee, but interviews with applicants may also be considered.

How to apply

Complete application form and send to More information and application form is available from the Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship website.

Open date

Applications now open.

Close date

Applications close Friday 20 October 2017.

Terms and conditions

Find out about the Clare Burton 2018 Scholarship Guidelines.